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New Parking Garage Equipment in Downtown Garages

New parking garage equipment (parking gates and pay stations) will be installed in the City's three public parking garages began October 1. The new equipment replaces a nine-year old chip coin (token) system that is in poor working condition with state of the art technology to improve the parking experience. Installation of the new equipment is complete at the South Locust Garage began at the Lesher Center Garage on October 8 and will be complete at the Broadway Garage on October 29. Each garage will take about two weeks to complete. There will be minor disruptions to the entrance and exits in the garages while the installation is occurring. This project is being paid for out of the City's Downtown Parking Enterprise and Enhancement Fund. This fund collects all parking revenue and reinvests it back into Downtown Walnut Creek. 

More Parking Spaces Downtown

The City added 80 new parking spaces in the Broadway Parking Garage (1390 North Broadway) through an attendant assisted parking pilot program. Learn more here.  

Check out the City's Dynamic Parking Map and learn how we manage parking demand Downtown. 



Parking Options


  • Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday
  • $2 per hour in Downtown Core area (Civic to Newell)
  • $1 per hour in areas North, South and West of Downtown Core area
  • Two-hour time limits in core;  most meters outside of the core have a 10-hour limit (look for purple parking meter poles)
  • Pay for parking with your phone: download the Park Mobile App (Free for iPhone or Android)


  • Open 24 hours per day 
  • 1st hour FREE
  • Broadway Garage is 50 cents per hour
  • Lesher Center Garage is 50 cents an hour
  • Special event parking fee at Lesher Center is up to $5
  • South Locust Garage (above Tender Greens Restaurant) is $1 per hour
  • Monthly parking passes for City garages is available at
  • Look for free EV charging in all three City garages 

Need to pay a parking citation?

Visit Walnut Creek Police to pay a parking citation.

The City of Walnut Creek offers payment plans for parking citations. Please see terms and conditions of the payment plans and the payment plan application form. 

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